We know that when we foster open dialogue, our knowledge becomes deeper, our goals become clearer, and our kids become happier, healthier, and more resilient. That’s why we’re proud to offer the Creating Conversations speaker series.
The Seven Hills School’s Creating Conversations is a series of events designed to engage as a community, with each other and with the help of experts in their fields, about raising bright, healthy, happy kids. We invite you, your family, and friends to join us for these relevant and engaging sessions.
Register now for each event! For more information about this free-of-charge speaker series, please contact Judy Arnold, school counseling department chair, at 513.728.2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Fostering a Growth Mindset
For: Lower School parents
Where: Simultaneous presentations at Doherty and Lotspeich
What to Expect: In order to work through challenges and disappointments, children need to develop flexible thinking. This event will give parents tools to help children move forward during times of disappointment, anxiety, and fatigue. The classroom guidance curriculum builds skills through direct instruction, and it is reinforced in content areas throughout the Lower School curriculum. Parents will learn about growth mindset, see examples of how it is taught and applied in the Lower School, and leave with specific and simple strategies to reinforce flexible thinking at home.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
For: Middle and Upper School parents
Where: Hillsdale Commons
What to Expect: Parents who attend this workshop will leave being able to use the basic principles of QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)—an evidence-based intervention for suicide prevention designed to be used by anyone who works and/or lives with young people. All Seven Hills faculty have been trained in this method, and Seven Hills 10th-graders receive the training as part of their health curriculum. Child Focus Director of Training Melanie Palmer will lead parents through basics of the training and share simple instructions for parents to use at home. Learn more about the QPR method here.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children and Adolescents: Understanding Brain Science to Build Resilience
For: All Seven Hills Parents
Where: Hillsdale Campus
What to Expect: Parents will learn the brain science behind resilience and mental health. Researcher and founder of the Center for Resilient Leadership, Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., will present basic neuroscience concepts, including ways parents can understand how the brain develops and learns, and to encourage independence and mindful decision-making. Most presenters focus on the what. Donna will teach you the why and the how. Learn how to help children turn challenges into opportunities for growing resilience, and why this adaptive skill is so important to happiness and success. Volpitta is the co-author of, The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Proactive, Not Reactive, Parenting. Learn more about Volpitta’s work here